The Jump 2015: Meet Heather Mills

Paul McCartney's former wife shares her excitement ahead of taking on Channel 4's reality show The Jump

Name: Heather Mills

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Jump nickname: Heather ‘The Hurricane’ Mills

Age: 47

Famous, why? For being a philanthropist, campaigner and activist – and Paul McCartney’s ex-wife

Bio: Heather lost her leg after a crash with a police motorcycle in 1993, but has since become a Paralympic Alpine Skier, spending the last four years in full training – and no doubt far better prepared for the ski jump than some of the other contestants (mentioning no names, cough, Joey Essex). Also known as the ex-wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, Heather was asked to take part in the show last year but was in training for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, although she’s no stranger to reality TV, having competed on 2007’s Dancing with the Stars and the 2010 series of Dancing on Ice. She says she’s looking forward to trying out the big jump, saying as far as she’s aware no amputee has ever done it. 

Then: Competing in Dancing on Ice

Now: In preparation for Sochi…

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The Jump returns Sunday at 7:00pm on Channel 4